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Train Information to Florence from Zurich

distanceDistance280 miles (452 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 31 min
priceAverage train ticket price£76 (€85)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersFrecciarossa or Trenitalia

Trains from Zurich to Florence cover the 280 miles (452 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 31 min with our travel partners like Frecciarossa or Trenitalia. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £76, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £47. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Firenze Santa Maria Novella.

Train companies

Zurich to Florence with Frecciarossa and Trenitalia

You can travel by train between Zurich and Florence with Frecciarossa and Trenitalia for as low as £47. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Trenitalia
Frecciarossa

Trenitalia is not only Italy's national railway company but also the country's largest train operator. Trenitalia’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca trains as well as intercity, regional and sleeper trains. Toilets and WiFi access are standard on long-distance train routes. In most cases, the trains also provide barrier-free access. Trenitalia offers different tickets, which vary in price and flexibility: Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria. You can even use Trenitalia discount cards on Omio. Make sure to look out for the latest offers from Trenitalia on Omio to score special deals!

For the 280 miles (452 km) long journey from Zurich to Florence, you can book Trenitalia train tickets starting as low as £47 one-way on Omio quickly and easily. Check out the current Trenitalia timetable and book a cheap train from Zurich to Florence in just a few steps. On Omio you can find all the information you need for the Zurich to Florence journey, such as departure and arrival times, stops, train stations, journey times and savings on your train route.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Refund or voucher policy
  • In the case of Trenitalia cancellations, the customer will be contacted directly. If the customer does not intend to travel, they can still obtain a full refund by submitting a cancellation request (relevant special conditions might apply) by filling in a request form for an electronic credit here: https://reclami-e-suggerimenti.trenitalia.com/rimborsi/en/Anagrafica.aspx
  • Alternatively, the customer can request a refund for the payment method they used at the time of purchase by contacting a Trenitalia ticket office and presenting the communication received. Find the refund request form for regional trains here: https://www.trenitalia.com/content/dam/tcom/allegati/trenitalia/in_regione/Modulo_Indennit%C3%A0_Rimborsi_Coronavirus_posta_mail.pdf.
  • For further information and cancellation procedures go to the Trenitalia website: https://www.trenitalia.com/en/info_contacts/refund-for-journey-cancellation.html Or in Italian here: https://www.trenitalia.com/it/informazioni/rimborso-per-rinuncia-al-viaggio-febbraio-2020.html

Travel Tips

Trains from Zurich to Florence
Travel by train to Florence easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Zurich to Florence.
FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train between Zurich and Florence?

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Florence, Italy by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Italy from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Florence, Italy?

All travellers in Italy must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 22/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Zurich and Florence as this information can change.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Florence, Italy?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Florence to Zurich is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Italy?

Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Florence?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last verified on 23/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Florence to Zurich train here.

How much do cheap trains to Florence from Zurich cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Zurich to Florence to cost as little as £47  in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Zurich to Florence cost on average?
The Zurich to Florence train ticket price is on average £76  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How far is it from Zurich to Florence by train?
You should expect to travel around 280 miles (452 km)  to Florence from Zurich by train.
How many hours does it take from Zurich to Florence by train?
On average the train from Zurich to Florence duration is 5 h 31 min  for the 280 miles (452 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from Zurich to Florence, which train station in Zurich do I depart from and which train station in Florence do I arrive in?

When taking the train from Zurich to Florence, you can choose to depart from train stations like Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. Your journey can end in train stations such as Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Firenze Rifredi and Firenze Campo di Marte.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Zürich HB   and arrive in Firenze Santa Maria Novella.

Where is the train station in Zurich? Where is the train station in Florence?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Zürich HB, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Zurich. The most popular arrival train station in Florence, called Firenze Santa Maria Novella, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city centre.

Which train companies should I travel with from Zurich to Florence?
For the best Zurich to Florence train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Frecciarossa or Trenitalia. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Florence from Zurich to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains are there between Zurich and Florence a day?
The average number of trains departing Zurich for Florence is 8 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When can I take the first train from Zurich to Florence? When can I take the last train for the day?
You can take the first train from Zurich to Florence at 05: 33   or take the last train from Zurich to Florence leaving at 12: 33. Look for the latest Zurich Florence train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket between Zurich and Florence to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you book train tickets to Florence from Zurich within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £76 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Zurich to Florence a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Florence
Zürich HB is the most popular Zurich railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Zurich for your journey to Florence.